Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cells represent the most powerful stimulus to healing that we know of. We usually harvest the stem cells from abdominal fat in a short same-day office procedure. It usually takes about three to four hours to isolate and process the stem cells properly. Again, the way you separate the stem cells can make a huge difference to the outcome of the procedure and is a very specialized process. At our clinic we have a dedicated and highly skilled stem cell scientist who uses special techniques to do the job properly.
Should you start with PRP or go directly to stem cells?
We get asked this question every day. PRP is OK for milder tendon or ligament problems however, for more serious conditions, I generally recommend stem cells. It is also true that stem cells will work faster. The only drawback to stem cells is the treatment is more involved, takes a few hours and involves a lipoaspiration procedure. For those who want the best and fastest resolution of their condition, stem cells is the way to go.